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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Children & Youth, International, International Relief, Scouting

Mission: RedRover, formerly United Animal Nations (UAN), focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education.

Target demographics: animals in crisis

Direct beneficiaries per year: nearly 2,000 animals in crisis. In 2013, we deployed RedRover Responders volunteers to help more than 1,300 animals, including those affected by the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma. In 2013, we also helped save the lives of more than 650 animals by awarding financial grants to help Good Samaritans, pet owners, animal rescuers and victims of domestic violence care for animals in life-threatening situations

Geographic areas served: U.S. and Canada

Programs: Through RedRover Responders, we shelter and care for animals displaced by natural disasters and other crises, such as criminal seizures and hoarding cases. The RedRover Relief program provides funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers, pet owners and victims of domestic violence to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations. The RedRover Readers program helps children explore the bond between people and animals through stories and discussion. Volunteers visit elementary school classrooms, after-school programs, animal shelters and other venues to read to children and lead discussions -- helping children develop critical thinking skills and empathy.

Community Stories

70 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Amy Fyrberg F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently deployed to NJ to help pets evacuated from Puerto Rico. From the very first request for emergency responders to the closing meeting and everything in between, RedRover's leadership respectfully and effectively created an environment that simultaneously considered the well-being of its volunteers and the animals in need. Doing so created a situation where everyone thrived, the animals were given the best from all responders and the other organizations that we were there to assist were grateful.

1 Diane Basset B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization and so selfless. I wish I could help then more.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a regular volunteer at Red Rover's headquarter, I am so impressed with the people who work there. They are so passionate about helping animals! They've got amazing crews of trained volunteers who they dispatch to disaster areas or dire situations to help shelter displaced animals. (They're heading to Texas this week.)
But that's not all they do. Check out their website!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My grandmother had a dream when animals gets really they need our help to save the animals from the virus and getting sick from the cold what can we do with the animals we to team up to save the animals with monster faith is our kind of animals, snakes, and even cats,dogs,and animals from the zoo and monster faith is her dream to save the animals from the sickness join us now to save the animals from getting sick help us now monster faith helps us thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about this organization and what they do to care for animals. The training is very clear, detailed and important. You will recognize this immediately on your first deployment. Instructions and assignments are clear. Everyone is very kind and helpful. The teamwork is like nothing I've experienced before when volunteering. At the end of the day, we do it for the animals. And you leave feeling like you've made a huge difference, and found new friends.

2 Andrea148

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I lived on high ground in Sacramento, CA, during the New Year's' floods of 1997. I heard about Red Rover's (formerly EARS) animal rescue operation on the news and joined the effort as a volunteer. I have never been more impressed. EARS rescued more than 400 dogs, cats, horses and other animals. They set up kennels in a park and obtained food and blanket donations from the community, got the word out to owners looking for their lost pets, and found temporary placement for pets whose owners could not bring them to shelters. Ultimately, they reunited around half of the pets with their owners and adopted the rest out to the community. Every single canine and feline victim found a home. I have never in my life been so impressed by an animal rescue group. And, one of the dogs that went home... went home with my husband and me. Our beloved cattle dog, Digger, enriched our lives for the next 14 years, passing away peacefully in his sleep a few years ago. We will always be grateful!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i was only a volunteer a few years, but was unable to deploy due to my job obligations. however, i was always kept up-to-date and enjoyed seeing where everyone needed to go. absolutely a great organization !

Nova K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first trained as a volunteer with Red Rover (UAN / EARS at the time) back in 2003. I finally deployed in 2010, then again in 2014 and again in 2015. I cannot express how proud I am to be part of such an amazing professional organization. Volunteers come from all walks of life, from all areas of North America, with varying degrees of experience and ability, for one common goal - animal welfare. Red Rover makes it not only work, but makes it work WELL.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I want to volunteer for a charity and this one is perfect

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a RedRover Responder, which means that I have received training in emergency sheltering of animals and can be asked to deploy when needed in disaster/hoarding/cruelty situations. I have been VERY impressed with the professionalism of the small, dedicated staff of RedRover. They are invited to help in what are usually stressful situations for both the people and animals involved, and they are always calm, positive, encouraging, and resourceful. Their preparation is thorough and their assistance is consistent and reliable. The other volunteers I've met are from varied backgrounds, but their love of animals creates a common bond; differences are set aside for the sake of the animals. Volunteering with RedRover is uplifting and renews my faith in people!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thanks to Red Rover our family cat is back home now and on his way to making a full recovery!! The wonderful people at Red Rover saved his life!! He was hit by a car and in desperate need of surgery to save his life but financially we just couldn't afford it. So I was told about This organization and thought well it's worth a shot. So I put in my Aplication for the financial assistance and was contacted the very next day by a very nice woman who assisted me in finishing my app and then put through a grant check for $250 dollars for our cats surgery. My family and I are so very grateful to these people for helping us to save our cats life!! Without their support he wouldn't be here with us today. I would highly recommend them to anyone who was in a situation similar to mine or looking for a great orginazation to donate too. Again , most wonderful caring people and we will forever be grateful to them.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I read the book Lucky dog and at the end of the book it told me how I could help. I thought would like to volunteer. So that is my story.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is helping two very worthy causes with one program; literacy in schools and promoting empathy among children with animals and people. As a teacher I have found that one of the most challenging aspects of citizenship to teach is empathy. It is seemingly not a born trait that students come to school with. Many students growing up in poverty face the need for survival skills to get through life and empathy is simply not taught as one of those skills. Many children do not come to school with an understanding of how it could feel to be in someone else's shoes and to care deeply about the well being of another being. Thankfully, Red Rover Reading has a research-based literacy program to help aid in a non-threatening method of teaching how to care, bond with, and respect another. Taking part in their training, I have learned how to be non-judgemental in my approach in guiding students through children's literature about caring for animals. The best part is the flexibilty of this program in trying to work with schools in order to send you their books FOR FREE. The only cost is to train, which in my experience is to ensure that their program will be implemented properly to reach effectiveness for students. It is encouraging to me that Red Rover Reading is working to create a future of empathetic people in our world not only towards animals but towards one another. If this is not a worthy and impactful cause, I do not know what is! I hope great things for this organization.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My 4 year old Doxie was attacked a couple nights ago by a large stray. I had to pry the strays mouth off of my girl. I rushed her to the vet for care. X-ray showed my baby has a broken jaw in 2 places. 1 place requires screws to repair and the other requires a wire to repair. Fearful that I would not be able to have the surgery she so desperately needs, I turned to the internet. My prayers were answered when Rachel from Red Rover contacted me with the best news ever. My sweet baby will be able to have her surgery Tuesday morning and on her road to recovery. Words cannot express my gratitude to Red Rover. Without Red Rover I fear that I would have had to make a decision I was not prepared to make. THANK RED ROVER!!!!!

1 Maxine CW H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Red Rover is simply one of the best animal welfare organizations around. I have been a volunteer and donor for years. They not only respond to immediate needs of animals in emergency situations, they help women getting out of violent situations do so knowing that their companion animals will be safe. They help people who want to help animals but lack the funds be able to provide veterinary care for these animals. They are responsive and respectful to volunteers and donors. The make excellent use of their funding. Red Rover is the best and I'm proud to be affiliated with this fine organization.

Susan328

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have rescued Golden Retrievers for over 30 years, and just had my first experience with a GSD. Molly was a pitiful sight, her hind leg so damaged by humans that she could barely walk and had to drag the leg along. Her eyes were dull, her ears drooped and she only wanted to lie in a corner. Most of my resources and contacts are for goldens, so helping Molly was a real challenge. Through the generosity of Red Rover and other groups and individuals, we were able to have Molly's leg amputated, and following a long period of recuperation and fostering, she is now a joyful, playful girl with sparkling eyes, a much loved family member with a chihuahua sibling in Northern California. It is heartwarming to know Red Rover exists to help our best friends. Molly and I will be forever grateful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I want to learn a new way and style to help teach our young people how to learn about the feelings of others and I thought the Red Rovers reading program would be a great fit for the things that I teach like care and concern for yourself and others
The instructor was wonderful she took time to help me understand a new method of reading to our youth what a wonderful and refreshing new understanding
Thank you Red Rover

Reyna G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I support RedRover, because they are a very dedicated group of people who care a lot about animals and rescue animals in need.

love Gods pln

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very rewarding..get our younger children involed ....I want to see more fundrasing

1 Sheri F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a Red Rover volunteer that worked the Greensburg, Kansas tornado a few years ago. It was long days, and sometimes dirty work, but I felt so good knowing I was doing a small part to help the people and pets of that city where literally nothing remained. The animals that you could love on while they were waiting to be returned to their owners brought joy to my heart. The best part was when the owner came to permanently pick up his or her pet. Everyone was so happy and of course there were tears as well for many different reasons. Red Rover is 100% tops in my book.